Blundstone 550 Reviews
The Blunnie 550's are a great boot for those who like a little extra cushioning in their boots. The 550's include an extra leather liner within the boot, as well as a more cushioned insole along with an extra set of insoles to provide an even softer fit. As with all Blunnies, the boots are loose-fitting, however, adding the extra set of insoles to the boots snugs them up a little more. In either case, the boots are extremely comfortable, and feel like boots that have been perfectly worn in.
The outsoles are made of thermo urethane rubber, which is more resistant to hydrolysis and microbial attack. The midsole, however, is composed of polyurethane. Polyurethane is a rubber that is intended to be used regularly, so these boots are meant to be worn.
What Others are Saying
: Love These Boots!
"They feel like slippers. I've been wearing Blundstones for about 10 years and I absolutely love them. I buy a brown pair and a black pair - and I'm covered. Great fit - waterproof - excellent rugged tread (I've gone hiking in them too) - and they look fantastic in jeans or khakis. People ask me about them all the time.
Love, love, love these - fan for life."
: Great all-around boot
"I bought these for use as a winter boot that I could wear around town and nice enough to wear into the office in Maine. It's not a boot that I'll use for extended outdoor activities in our cold winters but is perfect walking through the snow and slush we get and cool and comfortable enough for all day wearing in the office.
I have flat, narrow feet and the boots were quite tight when I first got them, to the point that I actually ordered one size up (I originally ordered a US 10 1/2 and then ordered a US 11). Once I tried on the larger size I realized that the first pair was the right size and just needed to be broken in. Now that I've had and worn them for a couple months they feel great (it took a couple weeks of light use to break in) and I love them. I've worn them for extended walking around town in mid-50 degree temperatures and the tread is good for winter snow and ice. My only small complaint, and it's probably not a fair one, is that my big toe does ride against the front of the boot a bit going down hill. I'm used to wearing hiking or running shoes with a more secure fit and the slip on nature of the boot prevents this from happening but I wouldn't give up the easy on/off nature of the boot.
It's also a nice looking boot and I've gotten several compliments on them - something that doesn't happen with any of my other shoes (perhaps that says something about my shoe collection...). At any rate, they're a great pair of boots and I recommend them with the advice that there is a break in period before they really feel good."
By M. Roselius
: Great boot - believe the hype
"Just received these boots and they have become my favorite overnight. I'm not typically a boot wearer but love these. Easy to slip in and out of, very comfortable and cushioning. Comes with an additional insole to help "customize" the fit if you prefer a slightly snugger fit. I added the insole for the extra cushion. No real break in for me - I just slipped them on and off I went. I have tried a similar style from Ariat but am finding these to be much more comfortable, more cushion and just a nicer boot. Fitting true to size, and plenty of room width wise.
Have read some reviews on other sites that suggest there is a problem w/ the heels crumbling. But in every case, the review says (a) they wore the boot infrequently and (b) Blundstone customer service replaced the boot. It's a natural rubber sole so it might be a little more fragile - but figured I would take a flyer - and I'm glad I did.
Boots look great w/ khakis (my normal wear) in a business casual environment but look equally great w/ blue jeans.
Love these so much, I'm ordering a pair in black after the dust clears from Christmas. I'm a convert!"
"These boots are just about perfect for travel and around town. All-day comfort (actually don't want to take them off...) and they look dressy enough to pass for the office, casual enough to go pub-hopping.
Relatively lightweight yet sturdy; easy on-off (especially important for showing our airport security types that, no, you're not another shoe bomber); weather proof.
Can't ask for more: comfort, style, versatility.
On size: I found they were not quite true to size, but I have a wide foot. If you are E or wider, you should probably order a half-size up."